Festival Back at Rome’s Capannelle

Three Festival-backed races Sunday

Rome 2016

3 June 2017, Rome, Italy ~ After the tremendous success of 2016 when the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival staged the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference and also made a debut with its premier flat racing events, the spotlight will once again be on the Capannelle race course in Rome on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

The Festival’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race are part of the ‘Abu Dhabi Day’ race meeting at the Capannelle racecourse.

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, a Listed race with prize money of €35,000 and will be run over a distance of 2400 metres.

The runners in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup are: Lares De Pine under Marcelli Germano, Metrag under Faleh Bughenaim, Nil Ashal under Gavino Sanna, Nil Aziz under Carlo Fiocchi, Ramiz Al Aziz under Mauro Manueddu, Tintu Di Gallura under Samuele Diana, Tornado Byzucchele under Antonio Fadda and Yenka under Rosario Mangione.

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship

Rome 2016 

Ten lady jockeys start in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship series, the sixth race in the 2017 championship. The winner of each of the races will qualify for the final in Abu Dhabi in November.

The lady jockeys in the fray are: Austria’s Manuela Slamanig, Croatia’s Sara Giavarini, Mathilde Bourillon of France, Germany’s Silvia Pattinson, Hungary’s Rebeka Gonczi, Ireland’s Jeannie Cook, Italy’s Debora Fioretti, Cindy Kilkenburg of The Netherlands, Norway’s Thea Hofossaeter and Emma Sayer from Great Britain.

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship

The ten Apprentice jockeys vying for a berth in the November final are: Bahrain’s Ali Sameer, Belgium’s Zoe Vande Velde, Marios Demetriou of Cyprus, Germany’s Claudia Pawlak, Hungary’s Alexandria Bihari, Italian Samuele Paladini, Kersley Ramsamy of Mauritius, Poland’s Karolina Dynarowska, Sweden’s Andreas Tapia Dalbark and Jane Elliott from the United Kingdom.

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Editor’s note: The course was constructed in 1881, and it was rebuilt in 1926 to a design by Paolo Vietti-Violi.

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